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Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 8:49 a.m.

Pittsfield Township police and fire responding to head-on collision

By Kyle Feldscher

Updated: 2 dead, 1 injured in head-on collision in Pittsfield Township

First responders are at Michigan Avenue and Textile Road after a head-on collision about 8:30 a.m. Monday morning that injured multiple people.


Pittsfield Township police redirect traffic Monday morning at Michigan Avenue and Platt Road, about a quarter mile west of a head-on collision.

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Pittsfield Township dispatchers confirmed police and firefighters were responding to a crash at the intersection. Police were closing down the area to traffic about 8:45 a.m. Monday.

Police were closing down Michigan Avenue at Platt Road, about a quarter mile west of the crash, just before 9 a.m. Monday.

Immediate information about the crash was not known Monday morning. Initial reports stated multiple people were injured in the crash, but specifics were not immediately available.

Police and fire personnel were on scene and officials could not be reached for comment.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area until further notice. will continue to update this story as more information about the crash becomes available.

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Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 1:53 p.m.

The crash was 1/4 mile east of the intersection and was head-on, so I think that the intersection had nothing to do with it.


Tue, Jul 30, 2013 : 6:15 a.m.

You are thinking of E. Textile that crosses Platt and intersects with Michigan. However, Textile then continues on east going briefly south from Michigan Ave. It is this intersection that the crash appears to have been close to.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 1:35 p.m.

I don't get the impression this was at the official 'intersection' at Platt and Michigan, but rather at the convenient avoid-the-light intersection of Textile and Michigan Ave. That being said they DO need to do something with this area of Platt-US12-Textile. There are too many accidents, a lot of close calls and it is no longer designed to safely accommodate the traffic that it handles. Prayers and thoughts to those involved in this incident.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 2:33 p.m.

Sorry, I was thinking it happened east of 23 and I didn't look at the map on this one


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 2:21 p.m.

tdw YOU are wrong

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 2:20 p.m.

tdw- Yes, there is.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 2:20 p.m.

No it does not.Textile ends at Carptender


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 2:16 p.m.

Use the map zoom function or use the road, either way East (if you need me to be specific) Textile does indeed intersect with Michigan Ave.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 2:04 p.m.

There is no intersection of Textile and Michigan Ave

Basic Bob

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 1:31 p.m.

is there any question this is the most dangerous road in the county? why are we widening a road that sees less than 20 minor accidents per year and ignoring this one?


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 1:08 p.m.

That is a very dangerous intersection. Next round-a-bout?


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 6:22 p.m.

I drove past the accident this morning, it wasn't near any major intersection (I think there are some neighborhoods nearby). Seeing accidents always reminds me that it could be me. I couldn't figure out how this one happened, as traffic is usually stop-and-go through this area this time of day.


Mon, Jul 29, 2013 : 4:32 p.m.

Man, I can only hope. People complain about them but you'll never see an accident like this at a round-a-bout.